Monthly Archives: April 2011

Jarvis on the Future of the Journalism Business

I would add more to this post from Jeff Jarvis:  Hard economic lessons for news, but he does a pretty good job of summing up the state of the journalism business, so I won’t! My favorite sections: * Tradition is … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Quote of the Day

“Have grown real tired of professors who say that technology shouldn’t be taught in media schools because ‘it’s always changing’. Would professors at medical or business schools ever say something that willfully ignorant?” — Vin Crosbie, Syracuse University

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Quote of the Day

“When looking, it is important to be conscious of what one is seeing and what else of equal importance isn’t in view at the same moment.” — Courtesy of Tom Kennedy, Professor of Multimedia, Photo at Syracuse University

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UMass Journalism Alums Return With A Message: Go Do Journalism!

Julie Robenhymer, a senior writer with Hockeybuzz.com, said it best at the end of last week’s “Back from The Front” alumni panel:  “If you’re not a self starter this is not the path for you.” It’s advice that’s always been … Continue reading

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UMass Journalism Launches ‘$50K By Labor Day’ Campaign

The UMass Journalism program kicked off a fund-raising effort this week in hopes of raising $50,000 by the start of the Fall semester. The “$50K By Labor Day” drive marks an effort by journalism faculty to raise monies to update … Continue reading

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Media Reform: Look to Curation, Innovation to Bring Change

Somewhere during the run-up to the 2000 election, I remember legendary Washington Post columnist David Broder writing about the increasing split within the country along the Blue (liberal) – Red (conservative) divide.  I guess what I saw this weekend at … Continue reading

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Journo Bashing Dominates Day 1 at NCMR

After Day 1 at the National Conference for Media Reform Friday, one young journalist told me that she felt like the enemy.  Indeed. I’ll admit, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from this conference.  Partly because when we talk … Continue reading

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